Ahmet Arslan, the Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, opened the exhibition entitled “The Right” at the Türk Telekom East Express National Photography Contest at Kars Train Station.
Speaking at the opening Arslan, Eastern Express train consisting of photographs taken on the route of the 42 work will be opened in other provinces, he said.
Reminding that the first rail was laid between İzmir and Aydın in 1856, Arslan said, “It has been 162 years since the first rail was laid. The railway has added value to our country and our past in our one and a half century adventure. The train is a history that symbolizes our sorrows, joys, separations and reunions. ” he spoke
Arslan emphasized that trains carry soldiers, ammunition, veterans, hopes and enthusiasm for the future of the country in peace days. XnumX has said that trains do not only carry people, but carry the destiny and values of the country.
“Millions of people have memories and dreams on the Eastern Express”
Arslan stated that the Eastern Express is the most vibrant period of the Turkish cultural life and the memory of millions of people to this day is the train with dreams and hopes, “We are now thankful that we have started a journey that continues with comfortable, high-speed trains. Our line, which has been untouched in Kars since the 1950s, was completely renewed 2-3 years ago. We made our working trains on this line more modern and equipped with today's technology. ” said.
Indicating that the exhibition was opened after a competition and that the participation in the competitions related to the Eastern Express will increase in the coming years, Arslan said, “Thousand 440 photographs of 529 artists came to the photo contest we organized. All of them are precious from each other, but the jury would have to sort them forward. As a result of the jury's evaluation, they selected 3 works, 3 of which were ranked, and 42 received honorable mentions. used the expression.
After the speeches, Minister Arslan, Kars Governor Rahmi Dogan, Mayor Murtaza Karaçanta, General Director of TCDD Transportation Inc. Veysi Kurt and some members of the province protocol Türk Telekom Eastern Express National Photography Contest was the opening of the full Doğan O isi An exhibition.